JUNIOR GUITAR ORCHESTRA


The idea of creating a guitar orchestra first appeared in 1994 in the class of the gutar professor Dragan Petrovic, and came to life in its true form in 2001 in Music School “Vatroslav Lisinski”.

The present guitar orchestra of the International Association of Music Lovers consists of the students of lower music school, under management of Professor Dragan Petrovic, with an idea that this orchestra continues affirmation of orchestral music. The guitar orchestra is well respected and has performed at a number of events and festivals. Of course we hope this success continues and we manage to gain sponsorship.

With its specific performance of guitar music, the orchestra is unique in this region and as such, participated in the promotion of VII International Guitar Art Festival in Belgrade in 2005. By this promotion the orchestra secured participation in the same festival with world’s renowned composers and conductors. (Professor Michele Libraro, Motola-Italy).

The orchestra has performed on many concerts (hall of KNU, hall of the City Assembly, Atrium of Ethnography Museum, KOC “Cukarica”, radio and TV shows of Radio Belgrade, RTS, Studio B TV...)

The Guitar Orchestra has received numerous awards and credits on republic and international competitions: Laureate of the Republic Competition for Music and Ballet Schools of Serbia in 2005, Special Award on the Festival of Music and Ballet Schools of Serbia (Zemun 2002, Zajecar 2006), First Prize on the Festival of Chamber Music in Subotica 2003, First Prize on the Republic Competition of Music and Ballet Schools of Serbia 2001 and 2005, First Prize on the Festival of the Republic Competition of Music and Ballet Schools of Serbia (Kragujevac 2001 and Lazarevac 2005).

The Orchestra has been a member of the International Association of Music Lovers Belgrade since 2006 and performs under the name of “JUNIOR GUITAR ORCHESTRA